For Immediate Release
January 24, 2017
Karen Garrett
Chief of Communications & Marketing
(202) 393-7878

New Board Members Join Center for Accountability and Performance

Washington, D.C. – The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and its Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP) today announced that several individuals have been appointed to its nine-member Board of Directors.

Rakesh Mohan and Antoinette Samuel have been appointed to new Board seats, each serving a three-year term. Richard Greene (Barrett and Greene) has been appointed to fill an unexpired seat, open through March 2017. Additionally, Beth Blauer has been reappointed for an additional three-year term.

Rakesh Mohan has 26 years of experience in performance auditing/evaluation and policy analysis—working for state legislatures in Idaho, Washington, Louisiana and Kansas. He has been the director of the Office of Performance Evaluations in Boise, Idaho, since 2002.

Antoinette Samuel is currently Deputy Executive Director at the National League of Cities (NLC), a position she has held since 2013. In this capacity she manages organizational accountability, facilitating internal collaboration to ensure all parts of the organization work together effectively to achieve NLC’s overall goals.

Richard Greene has served on the Board before. Greene performs original research and writing in fields pertaining to state and local government. He is a consultant to the Pew Charitable Trusts government performance unit; a senior fellow at the Council of State Governments; a special projects consultant for the Volcker Alliance; a senior fellow at the Governing Institute; and a Fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration.

Beth Blauer is the Executive Director at Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence, the most recent of a long line of positions she has held focusing on performance management and data-based decisionmaking.

These four individuals join four other colleagues on the CAP Board (with currently one remaining vacancy), serving to provide education, training, advocacy, technical assistance, resource sharing and research on promising practices in performance management. Its webinars and other materials are available to ASPA members as well as the general public.

ASPA is the leading interdisciplinary public service organization that advances the art, science, teaching and practice of public and nonprofit administration. Learn more at

CAP’s mission is to improve the practice of public service by helping ASPA members and others acquire the knowledge, technical skills and resources necessary to successfully manage for results. Learn more at